Friday, April 28, 2006


Resisting the Urge

I am resisting the urge to make a mockery of the Mexican National anthem after reading the lyrics of the devisive version of the Star Spangled Banner playing on American radio stations that cater to Spanish speakers.

At least President Bush has panned it; but the real questions are, "does he get it now? Does he realize how bad the situation has become, and that his placating those who have no respect for our laws, and, now, our traditions?"

I am afraid that the answer is still, "No!"

If you are as irritated as I am about the change in the National Anthem, I suggest you take a glance at this.


No Justice = No Peas!

The fruit and produce distribution center in downtown Los Angeles will be closed on Monday to honor the asinine Day of the Law Breakers. As such, many stores, restaurants, etc. will be unable to purchase fresh produce on that day. Until I heard the story on KNX this morning, I did not realize that my eldest daughter (almost four) has been a pro-illegal alien radical for much of her short life as she has refused to eat vegtetables and most fruits for the past four years.

Given that the unemployment rate is at 4.8% according to the figures released on April 21, I suggest that the INS arrive at the produce distribution center downtown on Tuesday and raid it. Perhaps the morons who run the place will then hire some of the out of work legal residents of the county.

In an attempt to help the Republican Party in the November polls, the California State Senate voted, along party lines, to support the walk out on Monday. Perhaps they can sing "Our Anthem" which is the new Spanish version of the United States National Anthem to be released today. Balkanization anyone?

Meat processors Cargill Inc., Seaboard Corp. and Slick Willy's favorite Tyson will close on Monday. After a quick look at the website of the first two, it appears that there products do not reach California. However, if you did not stop buying Tyson during the Clinton Administration, now is the time to do so.

To learn more about the knuckleheads behind the walkout, you may access their website here, but don't blame me if it doesn't work or load very well as it did (or, I should say, did not) this morning... I guess the website administrator didn't get the memo that work was supposed to cease on Monday.

Thursday, April 27, 2006



According to an article in today's Inland Daily Bulletin, the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens in San Bernardino County alone is $11 million dollars a year with about 7,000 inmates being processed. President Bush seems to think that just by saying "it won't work" that he has ended the discussion on deportation... but to what cost? If it is costing SB county $11 million per year, shouldn't we at least start deporting them?

Bush's INS seems to think so based on the article today, but past performance is not predicting a positive outcome.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


More Mahony Baloney

The Cardinal is at it again. On the official website of the archdiocese, Mahony blathers on about what to do on May 1 in light of the call of many anti-American leaders to stage a walkout to protest our ability to defend our borders and decide who should be able to call themselves American by legal means.

As a parent and a teacher, his sections on what parents and students should do is appalling. You can read it for yourselves at the link provided in the previous paragraph. Here is my alternative suggestion for what you should do on May 1:

1) Go to work or school like you normally do on a Monday;

2) Wear patriotic U.S.A. clothing;

3) Refuse to participate in any consciousness raising or workshop session about immigration; tell them you have work to do and do it. America was built by doing not emoting;

4) If your child's Catholic school is holding a day of silliness, have your child stay home and work on school assignments; call your principal and pastor and tell them that they are not getting another dime from you until they learn to refer to illegal aliens as such instead of "undocumented workers," like the goofy Cardinal does.

Final note: find out what funds are designated as "restricted" at your parish and make sure that any money that you give is expressly designated for those funds. By doing this, you can prevent any of your donations from making their way to the corporate office of the Cardinal on Wilshire Boulevard.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


A republican Proposition

Yes, that is republican with a small "r." The Founding Fathers of this great nation due that direct democracy on large scale issues was the enemy of liberty. One of the most heinous forms of direct democracy on a large scale is the existence of ballot propositions. If we are truly interested in democracy and not tyranny even if it is tyranny on a single issue, we need to revamp (if not eliminate) the proposition process.

Short of elimination, I propose that a new law be passed that would only allow a winning proposition to go into effect provided that at least 50% plus one voter voted on the issue. If a simple majority did not view the matter as serious enough to be voted on, then the matter should automatically be rejected so that the tyranny of the minority not prevail.

Monday, April 17, 2006



John Allen has repoted in the National Catholic Reporter that Bishop Peric, whose diocese includes Medjugorje, recenlty met with Pope Benedict and both of them appear convinced that Medjugorje is a fraud.

What continues to be troubling is that so many are buying into (literally) this nonsense. It is even promoted from the pulpit at some churches, and Cardinal Mahony has permitted The Tidings to run advertisements to pilmigrages there when such trips are expressly forbidden by Rome. Additionally, at the REC online session in 1997 Mahony had this exchange with a questioner:

Question: Your Eminence, what is the official position of the church on the alleged apparitions in Medjugorje and do you have a personal opinion about this?

Rmccd: No, there are many places around the world where much grace is obviously present and being poured out upon people. Whether there are actual revelations or not is not important.

What a bunch of garbage! Mahony whines about how Bishops and their territorial rights need to be repsected, but he deliberately undermines one of his fellow bishops by not toeing the Vatican line!

Heaven help us!

Friday, April 07, 2006


Adding Insult to Injury

For those of you who continue to defer to Cardinals because of their position, remember how much Cardinal Law has wrecked Boston and the faith of those who live there by reading this story.


Tridentine Rite Update

Click on the title and scroll to the bottom of the linked page. If the rumors are true, the Tridentine Rite will be freed on Holy Thursday!


Shame, shame on Ol' Notre Dame

After publicly condemning the play The Vagina Monologues the gutless president of the University of Notre Dame has decided to allow the play to be performed on campus anyway.

Perhaps he can stage a play based on the Gnostic Gospel of Judas next.

What a disgrace.


The Catechism and Illegal Immigration

(updated since the first post of 8:30 a.m.)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church seems to be more on the side of law and order than Cardinal Mahony:

"2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.

Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants' duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens. (emphasis added)"

So, since there is an apparent rejection among many, if not most, immigrants who are currently rasing an uproar in support of La Raza, it seems equally apparent that Cardinal Mahony is, once again, way off base (HT to L.A. Catholic.)

For a man who is supposedly so intelligent, it amazes me that some of the main points of simple economics elude him.

By flooding a market with cheap labor three things happen: (1) the wages received by workers drops (as does the average living standard for said workers) since the elasticity of demand is not too great. Thus, the poor get poorer and more of them are created; (2) The rich get richer. In effect, the wealth transfer created makes the employers richer since they will have to pay less to secure employees; and (3) the strain on public services (education, health, police etc.) grows (in addition to more pollution, trash issues, etc.) which will cost all people more in the long run.

Mahony obviously has no compassion for the poor citizens of this country since he is advocating a system that will make their economic conditions worse. Couple this with his abhorent behavior in the pedophilia scandal and the only conclusion that can be reached is that his ego is running the show.

It's past the time for him to go.

The next time the knucklehead asks for money, you may want to consider giving it here instead.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Altar Boys

I have long complained that the idea to allow altar girls hampers the recruitment of young boys and men into the priesthood. I have always felt that participation in Holy Mass at the altar by boys would boost vocations. I certainly have no proof that my conclusion is true, and I am not against altar girls from any sort of gender issue. I have just felt that we need to do all we can to bolster priestly vocations and allowing only altar boys would do that.

Although it is only anecdotal evidence, the general orthodoxy and altar boy only policy of the Lincoln of Dicoese led by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz has seemed to pay off!

In addition, as seen today on the L.A. Catholic Blog, Bishop Bruskewitz has fired back at the silly committee run by non-Bishops of the Bishops. You have to read his response to the attack by the lefties on his orthodoxy in light of the pedophilia scandals seen in so many other dioceses.

Perhaps we should pray and fast that Bruskewitz replaces Mahony soon!

Monday, April 03, 2006


The Patriotic Immigrant

NOTE on April 5: I just sent the body of this blog to the principal of Shaw Middle School in Colorado hoping that it might change her mind about the banning of patriotic clothing.

He was born in Italy in March of 1925 and died in California in March of 2006. The eulogists described his model life - a model for Catholics and Americans whether they are immigrants or not.

At the age of 17 he followed in the footsteps of his older brothers and joined the United States Army to fight for his country - the United States of America.

He fought in the Third Army, starting in Africa with Patton and moving across the northern part of the continent, eventually working his way to Italy, Anzio, and eventually Rome. Given his Italian roots, he was often used as an advanced scout sneaking back and forth over enemy lines. He and his unit moved into southern Germany and was one of the first to reach the concentration camps. He was part of the unit that captured Hitler's private mountain estate.

Along the way, he received a Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and one Silver Star along with seemingly countless other medals and honors making him the third most decorated soldier in World War II.

May God bless you and keep you, Art Gabriel, and may your life as a patriot, husband, father, grandfather, friend and a Roman Catholic be a shining example to all Americans and to those who want to live here.


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